House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy slammed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for saying Democrats in the House have a “mandate” after being called out by her colleagues in a caucus phone call for losing a number of seats they were hoping to win on election night.
McCarthy mentioned Pelosi’s comments during a Thursday press conference, listing what he believes Pelosi meant by saying Democrats have a mandate. Democrats in the House reportedly voiced their concerns about the future of the party with Pelosi in a caucus call after the Nov. 3 elections, as Democrats did not expand their majority but instead lost several seats. Virginia Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger was reportedly the most vocal, causing Pelosi to fire back saying Democrats have a “mandate.”
McCarthy responded to her comments, saying: “I heard the speaker call it a mandate. It was a mandate against socialism,” McCarthy said. “It was a mandate against defunding the police. It was a mandate against wasting a majority that the Democrats have done for the last Congress.”…Continue Reading